I have a new posting on the Ahh-Musing tab of Sweetwater Style asking you to ponder whether you too have a love/hate relationship with the 1980's Style Maven.
Martha Stewart was really the forerunner/genesis of lifestyle blogging. She started sharing her lifestyle hints back in the 80's. I had a subscription to her magazine and saved every issue.
Seems everyone has an opinion of this lifestyle icon. Checkout the Wikipedia entry for Martha...
and this great read on the subject of the Martha Love/Hate relationship!
It is really all about the true definition of STYLE....."a manner of doing something" and ATTITUDE- "position; opinion; viewpoint; outlook; perspective"
What I love about today's blogging resources is their ATTITUDE about STYLE.
I realize that I am sooo over Martha Stewart because of her ATTITUDE about STYLE.
The attitude of Sweetwater Style is that style is fun....not fussy.
The attitude of Sweetwater Style is that stylish doesn't have to be perfect.
The attitude of Sweetwater Style is that style should bring you joy in the doing....not in the impressing of others.
The attitude of Sweetwater Style is that style should NOT be over the top just nice.
The attitude of Sweetwater Style is that style should make the people around you happier.
The blogs on my blog roll are my picks because they are a happy combination of the good ideas without the over the top "snootsy-ness".
When you read or watch Martha, don't you sometimes want to strangle her because she is so condescending?
In years past....I thought it was a compliment when someone told me I was "just like Martha Stewart". Today I would answer.....God Forbid! I would much rather be compared to some of the amazing bloggers out there.....
Hey, "we got STYLE....with the right attitude!" I bet you do too!
Do you LOVE or HATE Martha? I would love to hear from you!